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Curriculum

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Phone: 315 464-4570
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This is a full-time, in-person program that includes a minimum of 106 graduate credit hours over two and a half years. First-year classes begin in the summer, and the curriculum includes 26 didactic courses and three full-time clinical rotations over 8 semesters.

Clinical Education

Clinical education is an essential part of the program, and we are committed to providing high-quality experiences that prepare students for successful entry into the profession. Students participate in short-term, integrated clinical experiences embedded within courses as well as thirty weeks of full-time clinical education experiences interspersed throughout the program. Clinical experiences occur in a variety of practice settings and with diverse patient populations. Students should plan to travel for one or more of the full-time clinical experiences as several excellent learning opportunities are available outside the Syracuse area. These include experiences throughout the state of New York, including the Metro-NYC area, the tri-state area, and opportunities across the nation.  

Degree Information

  • Length: 8 Semesters over 2.5 years
  • Credits: 106 Credits
  • Clinicals: 3 Clinicals Totaling 30 weeks (30 cr)
  • Electives: 1 Credit of Electives
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First Year - Summer

Course Credit Hours
PHYT 601 Gross Anatomy 5
PHYT 610 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy Practice I 4
Total 9

First Year - Fall

Course Credit Hours
PHYT 606 Clinical Sciences I 4
PHYT 608 Therapeutic Exercise I 3
PHYT 613 Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Practice II 4
PHYT 625 Musculoskeletal I 4
Total 15

First Year - Spring

Course Credit Hours
PHYT 605 Clinical Neuroscience 5
PHYT 607 Clinical Sciences II 4
PHYT 614 Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Practice III 3
PHYT 626 Musculoskeletal II 4
Total 16

Second Year - Summer

Course Credit Hours
PHYT 609 Therapeutic Exercise II 2
PHYT 631 Neuromuscular Disorders I 3
PHYT 632 Spine 2
PHYT 661 Clinic I 8
Total 15

Second Year - Fall

Course Credit Hours
PHYT 618 Therapeutic Exercise III 2
PHYT 619 Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Practice IV 3
PHYT 634 Developmental Disabilities 3
PHYT 643 Critical Inquiry I .5
PHYT 646 Orthopedics 4
Elective(s) 0-1
Total 12.5–13.5

Second Year - Spring

Course Credit Hours
PHYT 620 Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Practice V 2
PHYT 636 Neuromuscular Disorders II 2
PHYT 662 Clinic II 10
PHYT 667 Critical Inquiry II .5
Total 14.5

Third Year - Summer

Course Credit Hours
PHYT 635 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy 3
PHYT 639 Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Practice VI 3
PHYT 652 Management Principles 2
PHYT 654 Geriatrics 3
Elective(s) 0-1
Total 11–12

Third Year - Fall

Course Credit Hours
PHYT 663 Clinic III 12
Total 12
  • Full-time, in-person classes
  • Integrated patient-centered curriculum
  • Taught by expert educators, clinicians, and researchers
  • 106 Credits (30 Credits of Clinical, 76 Didactic Credits)
  • 8 Semesters over 2.5 Years
  • 30 Weeks of full-time clinical education
  • Integrated clinical experiences throughout the program.
  • Classes start in the summer of the first year and end in the winter of the third year
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